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Politics Writer — The Atlantic

Politics writer for The Atlantic. I'm not going to argue with you on Twitter. molly@theatlantic.com

How Did Bernie Sanders Win New Hampshire?

theatlantic.com — The supporters at Sanders's primary-night celebration were exultant at the outcome, one that seemed far-fetched mere months ago. "So this is what a victory party is like!" said Renny Cushing, a bushy-bearded, five-term state representative from Hampton. Cushing had voted in 11 New Hampshire Democratic primaries, never for a winner.

The Campus Left Fuels Bernie Sanders's Rise

theatlantic.com — Sanders's youth movement is powered by the energy of the new campus left. What does it believe? Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > In Iowa, where Sanders came just a few delegates short of the supposed front-runner, Hillary Clinton, he won a staggering 84 percent of the voters under 30.
Feb 09, 2016

The kids are for Bernie. But are the kids alright? My piece on the Sanders movement & the new campus left theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @mollyesque: The kids are for Bernie. But are the kids alright? My piece on the Sanders movement & the new campus left https://t.co/YLjP…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @mollyesque: The kids are for Bernie. But are the kids alright? My piece on the Sanders movement & the new campus left https://t.co/YLjP…

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Chris Christie Isn't Going Quietly

theatlantic.com — Humbled by his struggling presidential campaign, can the once-mighty New Jersey governor vault back into contention after Saturday's debate? Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >
Feb 08, 2016

The humbling—& redemption?—of Chris Christie: my piece today theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @mollyesque: The humbling—& redemption?—of Chris Christie: my piece today theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 08, 2016

“I think the whole race changed last night.” Chris Christie, triumphant theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 08, 2016

"Chris Christie was back in the spotlight, where the big man believed he rightly belonged." -- @mollyesque theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Will Marco Rubio Do Well in the Republican Primary in New Hampshire?

theatlantic.com — The charismatic senator's candidacy was flying high-until he hit a speed bump at Saturday's debate. Will it kill his surging momentum? Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >
Feb 07, 2016

Did the Marco Rubio bubble just go pop? @mollyesque wonders whether he squandered his moment: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 07, 2016

The big Q for Rubio: did the debate kill his momentum? & where does that leave the nervous GOP establishment? theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @mollyesque: The big Q for Rubio: did the debate kill his momentum? & where does that leave the nervous GOP establishment? https://t.co/…

Feb 07, 2016

Before last night, NH voters & the GOP establishment wanted to support Rubio, but worried he hadn’t been tested theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Rand Paul the Dove Never Stood a Chance Among the Hawks

defenseone.com — More than two years ago, in May 2013, I followed Rand Paul to Iowa and New Hampshire. Just six months after Mitt Romney's defeat in 2012, Paul had begun touring the country to lay the groundwork for his own presidential run-and for a new style of Republican politics.
Feb 04, 2016

Read Molly Ball's excellent eulogy / Rand Paul the Dove Never Stood a Chance Among the Hawks defenseone.com/politics/2016/… @defenseone @mollyesque

Why Rand Paul Is Suspending His Campaign

theatlantic.com — The libertarian senator's presidential campaign was predicated on striking a balance between different party factions that proved unworkable in practice. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > More than two years ago, in May 2013, I followed Rand Paul to Iowa and New Hampshire.
Feb 03, 2016

My obit for Rand Paul’s campaign, featuring outtakes from a profile I never wrote theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 03, 2016

RT @mollyesque: My obit for Rand Paul’s campaign, featuring outtakes from a profile I never wrote theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 03, 2016

Rand Paul proved unable to balance appealing to different factions of the Republican Party: theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Election 2016: Iowa Caucus Results

onpoint.wbur.org — Election 2016: Iowa Caucus Results Winners, losers and the message from Iowa. We'll tackle the outcome and the way ahead, with real results at last. Guests Rachel Caulfield , professor of political science and associate director of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University.

Why Is Donald Trump Ahead in Iowa?

Feb 01, 2016

Trumpism is an ideology, maybe unstoppable: Working class retro longing. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @mollyesque: It’s caucus day, so I name-dropped Baudrillard & Freddie Mercury in a story about whether Trump is for real https://t.co/KN…

Feb 01, 2016

If you're not following @mollyesque's campaign dispatches, you should be. (I'd say that even if I didn't work here.) theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @SStossel: If you're not following @mollyesque's campaign dispatches, you should be. (I'd say that even if I didn't work here.) theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Bernie Sanders's Political Revolution

Jan 31, 2016

"Team Clinton reacted with all the grace and equanimity of a mule that’s just been bitten by a deerfly.”—@mollyesque theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Jan 31, 2016

RT @YAppelbaum: "Team Clinton reacted with all the grace and equanimity of a mule that’s just been bitten by a deerfly.”—@mollyesque theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Jan 31, 2016

My piece today: A look at Hillary, Bernie, & the Democratic divide theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Jan 31, 2016

Apparently Clinton voters value common sense but Bernie voters don't. theatlantic.com/politics/archi… Common sense=paying too much for insurance?

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Jeb Bush Takes His Campaign Toward Its Bitter End

theatlantic.com — The family loyalists watch the decline of Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions with a mix of sadness and resignation. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >
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Feb 11, 2016

Service journalism headline of the day: “The Right Sausage for Your Relationship” luckypeach.com/the-right-saus…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @SaraMurray: Kasich lands a big fish: Billionaire & Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone cnn.com/2016/02/11/pol…

Feb 11, 2016

@NoahCRothman In fairness, “run as fast as you can” usually not very effective either.

Feb 11, 2016

RT @Taniel: Boom: a SuperPAC tied to the Koch Brothers drops $1.5 million in South Carolina to air ads attacking Ted Cruz. projects.propublica.org/itemizer/filin…

Feb 11, 2016

Just asked a SC GOPer what’s going on out there. “It feels like the tsunami siren just went off, & we’re all holding our breaths."

Feb 10, 2016

I'll be on @allinwithchris on @MSNBC in a few minutes, trying valiantly to string some sentences together. Will I succeed?

Feb 10, 2016

RT @BillMoyersHQ: “The kids are, frankly, getting screwed." -@mollyesque on why many young voters support Sanders. #MorningReads billmoyers.com/story/morning-…


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